What are the symptoms?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is tingling, swelling, numbness, and weakness in your hand or fingers. Some people have a hard time determining between hot and cold temperatures while others lose strength in their hand. Symptoms often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger.
What are the some contributing factors of carpal tunnel syndrome?
- Trauma or injury to the wrist such as a sprain, fracture, or muscle tear.
- Sleeping with flexed wrists.
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or aggravating an injury.
- Fluid retention during pregnancy or menopause.
- Prolonged or repetitive flexing of the wrist at home and the workplace.